Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie - Almost Fudge Gateau

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie, we have a low-fat dessert. GOTCHA! No, not really. Nine ounces of chocolate? Five eggs? Butter? Low fat in my dreams! Crazy Delicious chose this week's baked goodie, Almost Fudge Gateau.

The smell of this over-sized brownie wafted through the house while it baked, and it was very easy to put together. No tempering eggs, you just plop the egg yolks, one at a time, into the warm chocolate batter and mix thoroughly before adding the whipped egg whites. My gateau was done in exactly 35 minutes (probably could have baked it for 30 minutes), but then I had to wait until it cooled to give it a taste. I decided against the "optional chocolate glaze," which would have required four more ounces of chocolate. I felt less guilty with a light dusting of confectioner's sugar.

Now, the taste: the chocolate flavor obviously dominates here, so don't skimp, and use a good one. I found some 70% bittersweet chocolate from King Arthur Flour in my alarmingly large chocolate stash, so I used that. The texture is something between a fudgy and a cakey brownie, not quite either one, but it has the best qualities of each. The cake is moist and rich, but not too heavy, and not as dense as a fudgy brownie. With some lightly sweetened whipped cream, this would make an elegant dessert for a dinner party, and you can put it together in a little over an hour.

For more creations, check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll! For the recipe, see here. Next week: Pecan Sour Cream Biscuits!

Update: Master Chow just had a piece, declared it "delicious," and asked me to put in on the "repeat" list. We have a winner!!!

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23 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

looks delicious....very valentines with the red...I like your "low fat" reference...I wish!

February 19, 2008 3:52 PM  
Blogger Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Such discipline cutting calories by not adding the glaze. Yours looks lovely and decadent.

February 19, 2008 4:23 PM  
OpenID Erin said...

Looks delicious! I loved this recipe too!

February 19, 2008 4:28 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Don't you love it when the mister asks for reruns? Love it!

February 19, 2008 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Joy the Baker said...

You've got your Gateau looking sexy with the red draping! I love it!

February 19, 2008 5:54 PM  
Blogger Jhianna said...

Love the chocolate against the red! This one was a hit with my Mister as well. Bonus!

February 19, 2008 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Dianne said...

It looks great! I'm going to have to try and bake it in a springform pan sometime when I have a dinner party.

February 19, 2008 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Shawnda said...

Over-sized brownie is right! Great job :)

February 19, 2008 7:41 PM  
OpenID chelley325 said...

Looks wonderful! I think all of the chocoholics were certainly in heaven this week!

February 19, 2008 7:49 PM  
Blogger Beth G. said...

It looks delicious! Gotta love that simple powdered sugar topping :)

February 19, 2008 7:55 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

you must try the glaze next time! :)

February 19, 2008 9:20 PM  
Blogger Nikki57 said...

Good to hear that you liked with the 70%

February 19, 2008 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Melissa L. said...

The cake is so rich, did it really cut any calories by not adding the glaze? I wish calories were free... if only!! Beautiful cake - well done!!!

February 19, 2008 9:58 PM  
Blogger Dolores said...

I was able to get 16 servings out of mine (4 small cakes of four servings each). At that rate, they were 71 calories each. Indulgent, sure... but manageable. Great job!

February 20, 2008 12:31 AM  
Anonymous Lynette said...

oooohhhhh... it looks so elegant with the red settings... lovely!

February 20, 2008 2:30 AM  
Blogger April said...

Looks great! I am glad that the Master Chow liked it as well!

February 20, 2008 8:51 AM  
Blogger Madam Chow said...

Thanks to all of you for visiting, and for all the encouragement! This is so much fun!

February 20, 2008 9:52 AM  
Blogger The Frosted Bake Shop said...

sounds great. i missed this one, but i think i might have to make it anyway.

February 20, 2008 1:54 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

dontcha just love the way it turned out with the powdered sugar? great job here!

February 20, 2008 2:47 PM  
Blogger Peabody said...

This is on my repeat list as well.

February 21, 2008 12:59 AM  
OpenID lemontartlet said...

It's been declared a make again here too. Poor men of ours, having to suffer through the taste testing...

Yours looks exceptionally tasty!

February 21, 2008 10:16 AM  
Blogger Tartelette said...

This is such a traditional French chocolate cake, and you are right to call it an oversized brownie! Beautiful job!

February 21, 2008 4:34 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Love just the powdered sugar!

February 21, 2008 8:12 PM  

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